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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 5, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICI Carbendale Murphytboro Htrrin 710 N llllMh 1113 Walnut 212 N Volume 10630e Copy Five section Comics Weekly Supplement Table ern ft Cirtomlilt Frit Prni Hirrln SUNDAY MAY 5 1974 Hearltf Impeachment certain Ij m The editor Hearst newspapers ardent Nixon said in a weekend tran scripts of Presidential con versations reveajfJMxon as a man with a blind spot and make his impeachment in evitable This is a for me to William Randolph Hearst Jr in his Sun day column forjHearstowned newspapers in cities Nixons friend writes critical editorial Hearst has heretofore been a strong editorial backer the Nixon presidency The Seattle PostIntelligencer carried the editorial column on the front page of its early Sun day edition published Friday night The gang talking on the tapes even the censored version come through in just that way a gang of racketeers talking over strategy im a jamup skuation Hearst said The edited transcripts of taped White House conversations Hearst wrote add up to as damning a document as it is possible to imagine short of an actual indictment Wm r y Expo 74 opens j c New York Spokane Wash President Nixon 74 a worlds fair dedicatwHp the environment with an appeal Saturday for internatioiisfl cooperation to achieve World peace and a fresh environment for all nations Standing on a float in fijfe middle of the Spokane River with more than 50000 persons ranged along its bankslJthe President spoke briefly and then declared the fair open as fire works burst high overhead and a band played Smaller floats representing the countries participating irithe fair including the SjJyiet Union and Taiwan Saiere moored along side the floating platform where Nixon stoodK An Oriental junk it red sails brilliant in the crystalline sunshine was moored 500 yards downstream There were a few boos mixed 50000 near President call for fresh new environment for all nations with the cheers when the Presi dent made his appearance but complained about interpretation of the transcripts in the news UCiri liiauc 1110 t in general he was warmly if not media telling reporters travel tumultously received in this ing with the President that too conservative usually Repubjmuch attention had been paid to Hcan city in e a s t e r n the crucial March 21 1973 Washington The President made no allusion to his Watergate diffi culties although his trip herej meeting between Nixon and John W Dean III then the White Housecounsel in the oval office cuiuea diuiuugu Jim was interpreted in advance as In his 15mmute speech Nixon part of an effort to rebuild said the energy crisis led some public confidence following the Americans to conclude that the release of edited transcripts of I need for productive capacity We can have he In sisted The President also praised the spirit behind the exposition here noting that the idea did not come from Washington DC it came from Washington state Nixon concluded with an ap peal fora new world order Environmental progress will make no difference he said unless we find a way for the great nations of the world to settle their differencesat the conference table instead of on the battle field Nixon flew to this city from Phoenix Ariz His plane the Spirit of 76J traversedthe Grand Canyon and Great Salt Lake during the flight his Watergaterelated con versations last Tuesday But the presidential press secretary Ronald L Ziegler and jobs and the desire for a more beautiful environment seemed to come into con flict people receive a guided tour through a cell house at Ntanard Correctional Berry Inmates verifygains By DeMaris Berry Of The Southern Hlinoisan The conditions at Menard Correctional center near Chester are improving but many changes still need to be made officials in penal corrections told an entourage Officials say Menard conditions improving Another story on page 3 Campaign to discredit White House accuses Dean of c New York Times Washington The White House stepping up Its campaign to discredit John W Dean III made public Saturday a 32page memoran dum charging the former counsel to the President with misstatements invhis testi mony before the Senate Water gate committee The memorandum which had been circulated earlier on a private basis maintained that transcripts of WhiteHouse con versations released early last week demonstrated that Dean had not told the Seriate comtapes outwnat Mr ITttee the truth lastyearabout j0 uncjer oath several of his talks Presi dent Nixon The transcripts Deans fate discussed pg 4 presidential knowledge of an involvement in that the unsigned memorandum stated on what tran spired in three meetings with the President In none of those meetings can it be said that the memo asserts Based on the transcripts it maintains that the President nevef in conversation in any way ex pressed pleasure the case had stopped with liddy The White House memoran dumdid not mention the fact that the tapes had been edited to delete portions of conversations In the same Sept 15con dissemination of iis The President spoke Friday Of news media people night at a rally staged by Arizona Republicans 14000 of whom packed the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix I Ford says transcripts sufficient Ann Arbor Mich AP Vice President Gerald Ford defended President Nixon on in order to keep them out Saturday for the chief execu of your breakfast said John fives action in releasing edited transcripts of Watergaterelated question and answer ses sion with six inmates Friday verified the statement made by AHyn R Sielaff director of the Department of Correc tions David H Brierton ad ministrator of the Office of Institution Services and Tho mas R Israel superintendent of Menard John a young man serving petsuii s icauj his second term said one of nol take two to four hours the1 whento a doctor If thejong dinin tableswhich were roach infested were re placed with fourman tables You used to have to battle the roaches in the morning cult for thosenot as deter mined as I If a person wants to learn they can Im good in radiotelevision repair and Im optimistic about getting a job on the outside Skip said Vocational courses include c electronics watch repair the right to generalize If a t ewriter repair drafting f chnw wflod repair We have to realize that most of us in here will not get management jobs on the outside but will be in labor John said The inmates noted a change a red pill and if its a little more serious you get a APC All Purpose said Skip John said I know there are some who try to take advantage of sick call but that does not give the guards ht to generalize If a is really sick it shoulds The inmates agreed there had been some improvement in the food Skip a trustee said There are some men you tapes I cannot imagine any other country in the world where the could feed steaks every day opposition would and the and they would still corn Chief Executive wouh allow the plain versation according to Deans Senatetestimony he told the President that the Watergate situation had been contained The tape transcripts indicate In sixteen on dozens of occasions MrViltean made substantive statements concerning the President Mt do not accord with testified to under oath Ever since the White House launched its most recent and most intense counterattack last Monday renewed emphasis has been placed on discrediting all Dean the White House memorandun observed that Dean never used that expression or the word contained or said anything similar The New York Times on Fri1 day reported that a number of JJCCII UJaUCU U1I twi i P of Deans accusations against I officials close to the Watergate t tea DV ee the President by demonstrating investigation had reviewed the caj Jto that some of his facts and dates White House transcripts and what the private and personal conversa tions with his staff whjch to be honest dont exactly confer sainthood on anyone concern ed Ford said His commencement speech at his alma mater the University of Michigan drew a mixture of boos and applause from the crowdestimated at 13500 I cannot understand how anyone can criticize the Presi dent Fordsaid pausing when by jeers for tafc The inmates expressed con cern about the medical ser vices If you have a cold you get a red pill and if you have a sore throat you get the resident is trying to pull a fast one then punish him but get medical treatment to him It is difficult to see the doctor Vocational courses were an other concern of the inmates Eugene serving a second term for robbery said There is no trade here that will benefit me on the out side Eddie thought the facilities wereadequate but felt class es should be daily instead of once or twice a week If I have a question I may have to wait several days to get an answer from the in structorThis makesit diffi from police to program orien tation began during the few months Paul W Sympson was acting warden prior to the arrival of Israel last July Prior to Israels administra tion there were no segrega tionunits A man was either put into isolation or sent to the psy chiatric division for shock treatments or transferred or had his head knocked by a guard said John Some residents request se gregation for their own safety and for other reasons Israel said Brierton said We see noth ing wrong with segregation ifyou can continue to give the resident approximately tiietsame things you are giv those inthe population and this includes programs and schooling He said isolation is being abolished because it does not help the inmates The bunding at Menard that was used for isolation and for death row and contained the electric chair is being converted into a dormitory Areas high school achievers honored Sirica gets report on tape gap contain Traveling with the Prudent In Spokane Ronald L the White House press tary reinforced the themejofthe memorandum saying one who says the transcripts support John Dean Basnt worked at his reading or is looking at it with a totally partisan or biased eye The memorandum listed 16 examples of statements inade by Dean during his Senate testimony as with the edited transcripts provided the House Judiciary Committee calling attention to was termed tions Mr important Dean xli c o n t e ni versions of presidential con versations i Saturdays memo accused the former counsel of predating some statements that the President made to him about Watergate on March 21 1973 attributing them to conversa tions on March 13 and Feb 28 1973 and Sept 15 1972 in an effort to indicate that Nixon had earlier knowledge of the crime For example Dean told the Senate committee he recalled Nixon telling him on Sept 15 1972 that he was pleased that the indictment of the Watergate burglars had stopped at G Gordon Liddy The statement is false the concluded that Deans earlier testimony was generally credi ble and lucid The White House memoran dum noted that Dean had con tended that the subject of ex ecutive clemency for E Howard Hunt another of the Watergate burglars had been discussed by Nixon at the March 13 meeting The tape transcripts demon strate the memorandum said that the subject did not arise then So intensive was the White House attempt to document Deans unreliability that it even denied a statement by the former counsel that the Presi dent opened their Sept 15 meeting by asking Dean to sit down critic really wants is to negate the verdict of the people c New York Times Washington A courtappointed panel of WARMER technical experts gave US District JudgeJohn J Sirica Saturday its final report on the minute gap in a key White House tape recording a gap that erased the only Watergate related portion of a conversation between President Nixon and one of his top aides The long report isapparently the technical backup to the SOUTHERN ILLINOIS YOUTH a special edition honoring the top academic a n d citizenship achievers among area high school se niors Pages 1B through 11B MODOC ROCK SHELTER a camping shelter used by Indians as early as 8000 B C is now listed on the Na tional Register of Historical expected to speed up the current places Story by John Ste grand jury investigation into the page 35 CHILDREN learn about the wilds as part of an outdoor gap in the recordings Sirica gave the attorneys for as parl OI uulUUUI the White House for the special conducted by the Watergate prosecutor and Rose Marion school district Story MivAnc 1 An DICTA OS Mary Woods Nixons secretary Pratt on Page whom the White House on ABORTION services are ginally blamed for the gap ten limited Story by Gerald days in which to study the L Conner on page 37 report and discuss it with the experts At the end of that period Sirica said in a brief statement CANNONADE wins 100th Kentucky Derby Page 13 SIUC WHITES beat Ma roons in spring football Page 14 SALUKI baseball win streak ends after 24 to row Page 13 INDEX Ann Landers Bridge Business Byline BG Classified Crossword Editorials Family Living Finance Records Sports Television Weather details 7A 5A 3435 2 3033 7A 38 2527 1942 S 1318 1A12A 5 Partly cloudy and warmer today with highs in the 70s Tongiht partly cloudy and warmer with temperatures in the mid 50s Monday partly a little warmer and temperatures in the 80s lineal uavnup m summary report last to reporters the report will be which said that the j finally produced and decisions as to its disposition will be made The final draft of the report was presented to the judge by he written j three of the panel members months of exM Richard H Bolt Franklin haustive testing and research is1 Cooper and Mark R Weiss t experts unanimously agreed that the gap had been caused by at least five separate manual Texas governor holds big lead Gov Dallas Dolph Briscoe was Nixonflets Ca Washington President Saturday against anyffurther reduction of Army L Galleys 10year sentence for the massacre of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai V The Army released1 a memorandum from1 Nixon saying I have reviewed the record of the case of United States vs Calley have decided that no furthafe action by me in this case is or appropriate S At the same time Secretary the Army Howard Callaway ordered Calley dismissed from the Army Nixon upheld Callaways April 16 action in reducing Galleys prison sentence from 20 to 10 years That sentence previously had been cut from life im prisonment on review by Lt Gen Albert 0 Connor then commanding the US 3rd Army However Calley is expected to remain free on bond until a federal judgein Columbus Ga acts in a separate civil case brought by Calley lawyers in an attempt to reverse his court martial conviction A bond hearing in this case is scheduled for Monday Even after being returned to confinement Calley would be eligible for alter less than r six months of additional im prisonment Nixon could have trimmed the sentence further but was barred fromincreasing it Calley a 30yearold bachelor was convicted by a court martial at Ft Behning Ga oh MarcK 29 1971 The court held Calley guilty of premeditated murder of at least 22 Viet namese civilians sweep through the My Lai hamlet on March 161968 While saying he had no reasonable doubt of Galleys guilt the Army secretary said There are mitigating circum stances indicating Lt Calley may havr tincerely believed i that he was acting in accor dance with the orders he had received and that he was not aware of his responsibility to refuse such an v Pentagon sources have said Callaway went far beyond the recommendatibnjof a clemency board which reportedly propos ed only a slight reduction in the 20year termremaining after Gen Connor the Army courtniartial original Althoughhe halved the20year sentence Callaway1 upheld the courtmartial decree that Calley forfeit pay indb i dismissed from the service The Army stopped paying Calley in August 1971 when his lifeterm was reduced Army officials have said Calley will be eligible for parole after serving onethird of his sentence He gets credit for the two years ind 10 monthshe was confined tohis quarters at Ft Benning before U S District judge J Robert Elliott freed him on bond in late February Nixon ordered Calley released from the stockade after the convicted lieutenant had spent only one night there following his sentencing by the court martiaL sweeping the Texas Democratic primary Saturday night heading for an apparent land slide victory over Frances Sissy Farenthold Briscoe was leading Mrs Farenthold bya 41 margin A straw vote on parimutuel betting was being narrowly defeated in early returns In the Republican primary dentistJim Cranberry held a slightly better than 21 lead over opponent Vot ing was light among Repub District Democrat Rep Wright Patman chairman of the House Banking Committee was runningahead in a close racewith challenger Fred Hudson Jr 48 licans in the state In Texas 1st Patman is the senior member of Congress having first House race in won his 1929 The BriscoeFarenthold race was replay of their 1972 1968 by narrow margins primary battle Briscoe won the first contest over Mrs by 351345 votes out of a record primary turnout of 2192903 Minor can didates that year forced a runoff but Briscoe won by 210574 Mrs Farenthold a 47yearold lawyer and Vassar graduate attacked Briscoe as bem indif ferent to social issues She ad vocated more uniform state property taxes and more equality in school financing Briscoe a banket and rancher ran on his record contending he brought harmony to state government and pre vented any new state taxes Mrs Farenthold said he only shifted the tax burden to cities school districts and to the federal government The straw vote on parimutuel wagering on horse races was only advisory to the legislature Betting was legal in Texas until the 1930s Voters rejected restoration in 1962 and again in ;